Re-Member: “Growing” (September 30 – October 6)
We expect growth. We expect growth in the economy. We expect growth when we plant a garden. We expect growth physically. We also should expect spiritual growth.
Stagnation and decline / death are the alternatives to growth. Therefore, we expect growth. I am so grateful for the imagery of the body that scriptures use to help us better understand this thing called the church. The body needs every member to grow...otherwise, stagnation and decline shows sickness, disease, and the whole body struggles. As members of the body of Christ, we seek continual growth individually. As each of us seek spiritual growth, the whole body is healthier!
In addition, when we seek to give to others for their benefit, the body thrives in health and vitality!
This week, meditate on and memorize I Corinthians 12:7:
“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
We are not only given the Holy Spirit for our own growth, but for the common good. Seek the Spirit, yield to the Spirit, expect growth. In turn, seek to encourage and build up others with the growth you experience for the common good.
- Pastor David